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The Station: The lidar SPAC craze and 10 investors give their mobility predictions

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox.  Hi friends and new readers, welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. Before you get to reading The Station, a small update for you. As transportation editor — a new title I gained last month — I am focused on building a team and deepening our co...
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Anthony Levandowski Closes His Church of AI

The first church of artificial intelligence has shut its conceptual doors. From a report: Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer who avoided an 18-month prison sentence after receiving a presidential pardon last month, has closed the church he created to understand and accept a godhead based on artificial intelligence. The Way of the Future church, which Levandowski formed in 2015, was officially dissolved at the end of the year, according to state and federal records. However, the proc...
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The former Uber exec who was pardoned by Trump has closed his church that worshipped AI, donating its funds to the NAACP

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Anthony Levandowski, a former Uber and Google employee, dissolved a church he founded and dedicated to artificial intelligence. The engineer had been convicted of stealing trade secrets, but received a pardon from Donald Trump. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Anthony Levandowski, a former Google engineer and founder of the tech company's self-driving car project Waymo, has closed his AI-focused church and donated its holdings to the NAA...
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Anthony Levandowski closes his Church of AI

The first church of artificial intelligence has shut its conceptual doors. Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer who avoided an 18-month prison sentence after receiving a presidential pardon last month, has closed the church he created to understand and accept a godhead based on artificial intelligence. The Way of the Future church, which Levandowski formed in 2015, was officially dissolved at the end of the year, according to state and federal records. However, the process had started...
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Augmented reality’s awkward phase will be long and painful

Howdy friends, this is the web version of my Week in Review newsletter, it’s here to entice you to sign up and get it in your inbox every week. Last week, I showcased how Twitter was looking at the future of the web with a decentralized approach so that they wouldn’t be stuck unilaterally de-platforming the next world leader. This week, I scribbled some thoughts on another aspect of the future web, the ongoing battle between Facebook and Apple to own augmented reality. Releasing the hardware wil...
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Augmented reality and the next century of the web

Howdy friends, this is the web version of my Week in Review newsletter, it’s here to entice you to sign up and get it in your inbox every week. Last week, I showcased how Twitter was looking at the future of the web with a decentralized approach so that they wouldn’t be stuck unilaterally de-platforming the next world leader. This week, I scribbled some thoughts on another aspect of the future web, the ongoing battle between Facebook and Apple to own augmented reality. Releasing the hardware wil...
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Trump pardoned the guy who founded the Church Of AI

With all the hullabaloo surrounding Joe Biden’s inauguration, Trump’s last-minute pardons slipped under the RADAR a bit. Sure, Trump’s pardoning of Steve Bannon nabbed plenty of headlines. And his snub of Joe Exotic, the Tiger King, made the trades. But what’s arguably the most interesting story of them all is 45’s pardoning of Anthony Levandowski, the founder of the Church of AI. Levandowski was sentenced to 18 months in prison for the intellectual theft of Google and Waymo’s autonomous driving...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

In his final hours as president, Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump wave to supporters as they board Air Force One to head to Florida on January 20, 2021 in Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Photo by Pete Marovich - Pool/Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.Trump pardoned a...
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Engineer who stole trade secrets from Google among those pardoned by Trump

Anthony Levandowski’s pardon had the support of billionaire Peter Thiel, who donated to Trump’s 2016 campaignIn his final hours of office, Donald Trump pardoned a former Google engineer who was convicted of stealing trade secrets from the company before taking up a new role with competitor Uber. Continue reading...
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Daily Crunch: Trump pardons Anthony Levandowski

On his way out the door, President Donald Trump pardons a former Googler, Jack Ma reappears and Wattpad gets acquired. This is your Daily Crunch for January 20, 2021. The big story: Trump pardons Anthony Levandowski Although Donald Trump is no longer president of the United States as I write this, he still held the role on Tuesday evening, when he included former Googler Anthony Levandowski (who had been sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets) in his final set of 73 pardons....
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Pardon Me, Did I Do Something Wrong?

Among those receiving a Presidential pardon included Anthony Levandowski and Elliott Broidy. Trump’s largesse was noted in a story on Autoblog that appeared earlier today. Levandowski, a former Google engineer, pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets on autonomous cars before moving to Uber to head up Otto, their self-driving startup. Pleading guilty in March for […] The post Pardon Me, Did I Do Something Wrong? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Top engineer who stole trade secrets from Google's self-driving division pardoned on Trump's last day as president

As recommended by Peter Thiel On his last day in office, US president Donald Trump pardoned 73 people and commuted the sentences of 70 others – including Anthony Levandowski who admitted stealing trade secrets from Waymo while a self-driving car researcher.…
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Engineer who stole trade secrets from Google's self-driving division pardoned on Trump's last day as president

As recommended by Peter Thiel On his last day in office, US president Donald Trump has issued 143 pardons – including one for Anthony Levandowski who admitted stealing trade secrets from Waymo while a self-driving car researcher.…
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Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Google: The last 4 years in tech

Hello, and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech. Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Get Insider Tech straight in your inbox by subscribing here. Soundtrack: For maximum enjoyment of this newsletter, we recommend The Pharcyde's "If I Were President." This week: A changed tech landscape that's not all that different Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images It's amazing how much the world has changed since the last t...
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Trump pardoned ex-Google engineer Anthony Levandowski, who faced 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets before working for Uber

Anthony Levandowski appears in court after being indicted on 33 counts of trade secret theft and attempted trade secret theft. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Donlad Trump has pardoned an ex-Google engineer facing 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets.  Anthony Levandowski was at the heart of a long-running court battle between Google and Uber.  Silicon Valley heavyweights including PayPal cofounder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel pushed for Levandowski's pardon. Visit Business In...
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Trump Pardons Ex-Google Engineer Convicted of Stealing Trade Secrets

President Donald Trump issued a full pardon for former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski early Wednesday, one of 143 people who received pardons and commutations during Trump’s last 12 hours in office.Read more...
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Former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski among list of last-minute Trump pardons

Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer and serial entrepreneur who had been sentenced to 18 months in prison on one count of stealing trade secrets, has received a pardon from President Donald Trump. The full pardon, which was one of 73 issued late Tuesday evening, means Levandowski will avoid a prison cell. The president also commuted 70 sentences. Levandowski received his sentence in August 2020. However, Judge Alsup, who presided over the case, said he didn’t need to report to prison...
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Trump's last minute pardons include a guy who shared Google's trade secrets with Uber, a snake smuggler, and a man charged with cyberstalking a doctor

Trump pardoned Ken Kurson, who at one time was nominated to be on the board of the National Endowment for the Humanities, among others. David Dee Delgado/Getty Images President Donald Trump's final list of pardons was released on Tuesday night and included more than 140 people. Many on the list were low-level non-violent drug offenders, but Trump also offered pardons and clemency to some surprising figures.   Among the list are a one-time Trump administration nominee, a snake smuggler, and...
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President Trump Pardons Anthony Levandowski, Ex-Uber Engineer Sentenced To Prison For Stealing Trade Secrets From Google

On his final night in office, President Trump granted clemency to a total of 143 people, ranging from former adviser Stephen K. Bannon to rapper Lil Wayne. One name in particular that stands out in the tech community is none other than Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer that was sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets from Google. "Levandowski left Google in 2016 to start his own self-driving truck company, which was quickly acquired by Uber for $680 million," ...
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Insider Transportation: How Uber nearly swiped Google's self-driving crown

Anthony Levandowski (far right) and Chris Urmson (far left) helped create the self-driving industry as it exists today. Their rivalry nearly destroyed it. Courtesy of David Goldwater More than three years ago, I decided my day job wasn't enough for me, admitted my social life wasn't much of a sacrifice, and began writing a book about the rise of the self-driving car. Getting my arms around the story required interviewing more than 120 people, sifting through thousands of legal, governmental...
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Leadership at United Way Worldwide consistently ignored allegations of inappropriate behavior, former employees said

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of stories from Insider from Business co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.Read on for more on allegations of inappropriate behavior at United Way, the battle between Google and Uber in the race to create the autonomous car, and PayPal's record-breaking 2020. Read time: Five 1/2 minutes. United Way CEO Brian Gallagher. Nick Wass/AP Images for United Way Worldwide Hello 2021!I hope yo...
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The 10 stories that defined tech in 2020 - and reveal what to expect in 2021 and beyond

2020 is almost over (finally). But before we close the book on this difficult and eventful year, it's worth reviewing some of the big developments in tech that defined 2020 and will shape the months and years to come.Readers of the Insider Tech newsletter have followed all the industry's twists and turns in this weekly report (subscribe here to get Insider Tech in your inbox every Wednesday). Highlighted below, in this special edition of this newsletter, are some of the top stories reported by B...
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$120 million payouts, massive egos, and prison time: The inside story of Google and Uber's war to own self-driving-cars

After years with Google, Anthony Levandowski (right) quit Google to help Uber CEO Travis Kalanick field his own self-driving-cars, with disastrous consequences. Tony Avelar/AP Photo In January 2016, self-driving-car engineer Anthony Levandowski quit Google and went to Uber, where CEO Travis Kalanick was eager to produce his own robo-taxi. Levandowski had been sidelined at Google in favor of Chris Urmson, his onetime roommate and longtime rival.  Years of infighting and indecision within Go...
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Uber is reportedly in talks to sell its self-driving vehicle division to a startup run by former Uber, Tesla, and Google executives and backed by Amazon

Uber Uber is in talks to sell its self-driving vehicle division, ATG, to autonomous vehicle startup Aurora, TechCrunch reported Friday. ATG has been hobbled by a deadly crash, infighting, and unreliable tech — leading investors to lose patience and sparking rumors the company would try to offload the struggling unit. Despite a previous $7.25 billion valuation, ATG was facing an upcoming investment round that would have valued it at less than that, according to TechCrunch, as Uber has doub...
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Uber in talks to sell ATG self-driving unit to Aurora

Eighteen months ago, Uber’s self-driving car unit, Uber Advanced Technologies Group, was valued at $7.25 billion following a $1 billion investment from Toyota, DENSO and Softbank’s Vision Fund. Now, it’s up for sale and a competing autonomous vehicle technology startup is in talks with Uber to buy it, according to three sources familiar with the deal. Aurora Innovation, the startup founded by three veterans of the autonomous vehicle industry who led programs at Google, Tesla and Uber, is i...
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Elon Musk’s Las Vegas Loop might only carry a fraction of the passengers it promised

Mark Harris Contributor Share on Twitter More posts by this contributor Anthony Levandowski sentenced to 18 months in prison as new $4B lawsuit against Uber is filed The risky first transatlantic flight of a Reaper drone In pandemic-free years, America’s biggest trade show, CES, attracts more than 170,000 attendees, bringing traffic that jams surrounding roads day and night.  To help absorb at least s...
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Insider Transportation: United's not worried about cash burn, Uber's self-driving troubles, a breakdown of Tesla salaries, and more

"But if you're just focused on minimizing today's cash burn, you end up with a myopic short-term focus," United CEO Scott Kirby told investors. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began its implacable spread across the United States this spring and decimated demand for air travel, the country's airlines have been racing to cut costs. With minimal revenue coming in, they made a bevy of moves to slow their rates of cash burn: delaying capital expenditures,...
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United States: Self-Driving To Federal Prison: The Trade Secret Theft Saga Of Anthony Levandowski Continues - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

The much-ballyhooed legal battle over trade secrets concerning self-driving automobile technology involving Uber took its latest (and perhaps final)
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The Station: Uber eats rides, the next micromobility trend, Levandowksi’s day in court

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. A series of recent and upcoming vehicle reveals have provided yet another reminder of how automakers are doubling down on tech. This isn’t just about the shift away from knobs and buttons and to...
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